Jump in Suspected Overdoses

The Washington Post has reported that suspected overdoses ,not all of them fatal, nationally jumped 18% in March 2020, 29% in April 2020, and 42% in May 2020. These numbers were collected from data gathered from ambulance teams, hospitals, and police. The theory is that the culprit behind the spikes is the Coronavirus pandemic. The…

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Does My Loved One Need Addiction Treatment

No one plans on becoming addicted. And it can be challenging to know when an individual has crossed the line from recreational use into addiction. It is especially difficult for the addicted individual to answer this question for themselves. That is why it is essential to ask yourself, “Does my loved one need addiction treatment?”…

National Military Appreciation Month

Every May, we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), a declaration that encourages United States citizens to observe the month of May by honoring the current and former members of the U.S Armed Forces, including those who died serving their country. Introduced in 1999 by Senator John McCain, both the Senate and House of Representatives…

The Surgeon General Advises the use of Naloxone.

On April 5, 2018 the US surgeon general issued a rare public health advisory recommending that more Americans carry the life-saving drug Naloxone. The last such advisory was issued in 2005 and focused on drinking during pregnancy. Naloxone, also known as Narcan ,can be administered to save the life of someone who is overdosing on…

Tips for Staying Sober During the Holiday Season

With Christmas and New Year’s almost here, it is important for people in recovery to have a plan of action to help maintain sobriety during the holiday season. Holiday stress, expectations, and endless holiday parties and gatherings make this time of year difficult for individuals who are trying to abstain from drugs and alcohol. The…

Death of Nelsan Ellis Saddens Entertainment Industry

The entertainment industry was saddened by the unexpected death of “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis on July 8, 2017. On July 10, 2017, Ellis’s family revealed that he had died as a result of attempting to withdraw from alcohol on his own, without medical supervision. In a statement released through Ellis’s manager to the Hollywood…